blow up

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To explode or be destroyed by explosion

Why do cars in movies always blow up when they fall off a cliff?.

To suddenly get very angry

Dad blew up at me when I told him I was pregnant.

To fail disastrously
To explode something or somebody or destroy something or injure or kill somebody by explosion

More civilians than soldiers have been blown up by anti-personnel mines.

To become popular very quickly

This album is about to blow up; they’re being promoted on MTV.

To enlarge or zoom in

Blow up the picture to get a better look at their faces.

To inflate or fill with air

Blow up the balloons.

To become cardiovascularly exhausted in a match
A photographic enlargement
If someone blows something up or if it blows up, it is destroyed by an explosion. He was jailed for 45 years for trying to blow up a plane Their boat blew up as they slept
make large; "blow up an image
an enlargement
make large; "blow up an image"
To become fatigued or exhausted The Ultimate Warrior was said to be one of a number of wrestlers who blows up on the entry ramp
A photographic or lithographic term used to explain the enlargement of an original to another larger size
to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"
If someone blows an incident up or if it blows up, it is made to seem more serious or important than it really is. Newspapers blew up the story The media may be blowing it up out of proportion The scandal blew up into a major political furore
A sudden increase in fire intensity and rate of spread, sufficient to preclude fire control, or to upset existing suppression plans It is often accompanied by powerful convection
exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated"
If a wind or a storm blows up, the weather becomes very windy or stormy. A storm blew up over the mountains
v i to become fatigued or exhausted The Ultimate Warrior was said to be one of a number of wrestlers who blows up on the entry ramp
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fill with air (e.g. a ballon); enlarge; exaggerate; lose one's temper; cause something to explode; explode
If a photographic image is blown up, a large copy is made of it. The image is blown up on a large screen. two blown up photos of Paddy. see also blow-up
get very angry and fly into a rage; "The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question"; "Spam makes me go ballistic"
If you blow up at someone, you lose your temper and shout at them. I'm sorry I blew up at you When Myra told Karp she'd expose his past, he blew up. = explode
  What happens when a ISSUE escalates from something no one knows about to something everyone knows about and threatens to bring down a minister or government   The beleaguered member hopes that the controversy blows over and is soon forgotten (Added December 2002)
fill with gas or air; "inflate a balloons"
If you blow up something such as a balloon or a tyre, you fill it with air. Other than blowing up a tyre I hadn't done any car maintenance
cause to explode; "We exploded the nuclear bomb"
an enlargement, most frequently of a graphic image or photograph
An explosion (physical or emotional)

I heard Jen's blow-up from the next room.

Inflatable; able to be blown up

The kids played with blow-up sea-monster in the pool.

An enlargement (e.g. of a photo)

Make a blow-up of the chart so we have more room to draw on it.

blowup
An explosion, or violent outburst
To blow up
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A blow-up is a sudden fierce argument. He and Cohen appeared headed for a major blowup
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an enlargement of a photograph or image or the act of enlarging it
blow-up
An enlargement, usually used with graphic images or photographs
blow-up
An enlargement; a print that is made larger than the negative or slide
blow-up
A sudden increase in fire intensity or rate of spread strong enough to prevent direct control or to upset control plans Blow-ups are often accompanied by violent convection and may have other characteristics of a fire storm (See Flare-up )
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A blister between plies of a dual durometer article
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Any enlargement of photos, copies or line art
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As a noun, blow-up (or blowup) is another term for an enlargement of a photographic print As a verb, it is the actual enlarging of the image, as in "Please blow up this negative to an 11" X 14" print "
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in film-making, blow-up usually refers to the process of transferring film from 16 mm stock to 35 mm prints; also refers to the process of enlarging a photographic image
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A blow-up is a photograph or picture that has been made bigger. yellowing blow-ups of James Dean
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A blister between plies of an article
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Making existing artwork larger
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The localized buckling or upward movement of a PCC pavement caused primarily by excessive expansion
blowup
An enlargement
blowup
Sudden increase in fire intensity or rate of spread sufficient to preclude direct suppression or to upset existing suppression strategies Often accompanied by violent convection and may have other characteristics of a fire storm
blowup
a photographic print that has been enlarged
blowup
An enlargement of a picture; or the process of enlarging a picture (to blow up)
blowup
{i} burst of anger; explosion; photographic enlargement
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A sudden increase in fireline intensity or rate of spread of a fire sufficient to preclude direct control or to upset existing suppression plans This is often accompanied by violent convection
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Enlargement
blowup
Enlargement of a photograph
blowup
An enlargement, usually used with graphic images or photographs
blowup
An enlarged photographic copy, as of a smaller photograph or a piece of original artwork, particularly graphics
blowup
An enlargement; a print that is made bigger than the negative or slide
blowup
Sudden increase in fire intensity or rate of spread sufficient to preclude direct control or to upset existing control plans Often accompanied by violent convection and may have other characteristics of a fire storm
blowup
an unrestrained expression of emotion
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a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
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An enlargement; a print that is made larger than the negative or slide
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